Trombone ensemble


SLIDERS is an eclectic musical ensemble comprised of 4 trombone players, rhythm section and vocals. The group is at home playing jazz, swing, Motown, rock, blues, original tunes, classical pieces, and even Sousa marches.  The musicians in SLIDERS are players in various Connecticut big bands, jazz combos and orchestras.  The band’s “mission” is to bring the trombone out of the back row and into the spotlight, demonstrating the versatility and beauty of this venerable instrument.


                                                                  Drake Smith- trombone (Branford)

                                                         Isaiah Cooper- trombone (Hamden)

                                                Mike Nicholson- bass trombone (Guilford)

                                      Jeff Grubin- trombone (Newington)

                               Jonny Allen- Drums (Brooklyn, NY)

                       Ed Morcaldi- Bass, vocals (North Haven)

                 Loren Evarts- keyboards, trombone, vocals (Meriden)


Sample song list:

  • Lady Madonna (Beatles)
  • Scarborough Fair (Simon & Garfunkel)
  • Mas Que Nada (Sergio Mendez & Brazil 66)
  • Midnight Hour (Wilson Picket)
  • I Feel Good (James Brown)
  • Splanky (Count Basie)
  • Unchain My Heart (Ray Charles)
  • Oye Como Va (Santana)
  • Pretzel Logic (Steely Dan)
  • Manhattan Beach (John Philip Sousa)
  • Signed, Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
  • Choo Choo ch'Boogie (Louis Jordan)
  • Walkin' (Miles Davis)
  • Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
  • Tom Cat (Tom Scott)
  • Put it Where You Want It (The Crusaders)
  • T-Bone Party
  • Blues March
  • Mercy, Mercy
  • The Nearness of You
  • Perdido
  • Freddie the Downloader
  • Broadway
  • When Lights are Low
  • Arabia
  • For audio and video samples, please go to the audio or video subpage for Sliders.
  • For more information on booking the group, and pricing, please contact

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